We will be using a technique called French Beading to make 3 small plants to ‘plant’ in a small container. Succulents are such fun little plants. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. You are encouraged to choose colors that make you happy, and to use your favorite vessel to showcase your beautifully beaded plant.

Discipline: French Beaded Flowers

Techniques Used: French beading

Skill level: All levels

Workshop cost:
Member $55
Non-member $75

Kit: No kit will be provided. List of materials will be sent to the students as they sign up.

The class will include a digital file of step-by-step instructions. Students will print instructions or follow instructions using the file on their device.

Items needed for class: 

  • Bead spinner – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
  • Wire cutters, Needle nose or flat nose pliers
  • Bead mat
  • Ruler
  • Wire
  • 11/0 seed beads

Date: Saturday, August 20,2022

Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm EST (30 minutes lunch break onsite)

Venue: This workshop is available in-person or via Zoom!

In-person location: Pinecrest Gardens, Historical Building, Village of Pinecrest, 11000 Red Road, Pinecrest, FL  33156

Note: Use the Pinecrest Gardens main entrance – we cannot enter from the historical building. Parking will be by the main entrance. 

Lunch arrangements: bring your own lunch, coffee available to purchase onsite

Instructor Name: Suzzy Howard

Instructor Bio: Suzzy Howard is a self-taught crafter, based in Cutler Bay, Florida. Since childhood, when she took a puzzle piece and turned it into a decorative pin, a love of crafting has been a theme in her life. From crochet, to quilling (a beautiful rolled paper art), beading, and card making, she has always found crafting therapeutic and very rewarding. Learning brick stitch from a book found on clearance over 30 years ago, she has since continued to learn more advanced beading techniques including peyote stitch, RAW, and French beading.

In 2012, Suzzy’s mother fell ill and became quite depressed. Suzzy immediately quit her job to care for her. Over the next 18 months, Suzzy taught her mother a variety of different crafts and found that her mother really enjoyed the projects. Her spirits became lifted. She was really enjoying herself.  Not only did she have that amazing feeling of accomplishment for finishing a project, she felt her creative juices start flowing. She started doing things on her own. She even got to the point that she didn’t need Suzzy to look after her any longer. 

After being a part of this, Suzzy started thinking about how she could teach crafting to others so that they can reap the same rewards. Suzzy started a small craft group she called BYOC (Bring Your Own Craft). The purpose of this group was for crafters of all kinds to meet and interact and learn about something new. When the pandemic hit in 2020, Suzzy went back to school. Through her studies she became a certified life coach specializing in craft therapy. She uses creative avenues to help people find their creative spark as well as to assist in reducing stress levels and promoting relaxation.

Fun fact: in 2008 and 2009, Suzzy had some of her quilling designs published in the only two Quilling Design-A-Day calendars ever published by Accord Publishing.

Suzzy can be contacted by email at and on IG @handcraftedbysuzzy


  • Payment is due in full at time of registration.  If you must cancel a class, please notify us by sending an email to:
  • Cancellations received more than 30 days before the starting day of a class will receive a refund LESS a $25.00 cancellation fee.
  • No refunds are given for cancellations received less than 30 days before the start date of a class.  In the event of no refund, students will receive instructors hand-outs and/or instructions and have the option to purchase the instructor’s class kit.